SANIBEL, Fla. – A man washing his hands in a Florida pond on Thursday was bitten by an alligator, according to police.
The Sanibel Police Department said officers responded to a pond near 2477 Periwinkle Way around 11 a.m. and found the victim.
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The man said he was bitten and able to free himself from the alligator before calling 911, according to the department.
Police said he had a “serious injury” to his right forearm.
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers responded to capture the alligator.
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